Displacement

Environment

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UK MPs support Bushmen

A motion signed by 42 MPs urges the UK government to encourage Botswana to respect the rights of Botswana's Bushmen.

24 November 2003

Private Sector

Commentary

Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline

Around the world, when politics and money prevail, the environment is the last issue considered.…

17 November 2003 | Guest comment

Rights

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IFC “doubts” labour fears in Haiti, approves loan

The International Finance Corporation approved a loan of $20 million to the Dominican Republic's largest Export Processing Zone operator, Grupo M, for a new development on the border with Haiti.

17 November 2003

Accountability

News

Chadians "mourn" while World Bank and oil companies celebrate pipeline

The coalition of Human Rights Associations in Chad has called for a national day of mourning on October 10, the date of the official inauguration of the Chad Cameroon Oil Pipeline.

8 October 2003

Rights

News

IFC decision pending on controversial Haiti free trade zone

The Board of the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank’s private-sector arm, is in the final stages of approval for a loan for development of the first of a series of proposed free trade zones along the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

11 September 2003

Environment

News

World Bank announces renewed big infrastructure push

The World Bank President has pledged that the Bank will revive its support for megaprojects and a new report expresses serious concerns about the Bank's track record in this area.

8 September 2003

Environment

News

Activists oppose Bank ‘clean development’ credits for Brazilian forest plantation

One of the first pilot projects using the World Bank's climate change carbon trading programmes has come under fire from local groups for endorsing destructive tree plantations.

21 July 2003

Rights

News

Bank timid steps on land reform

The World Bank’s Land Policy department is preparing a Policy Research Report on land reform, which NGOs criticise for too heavily favouring a market-assisted approach.

26 May 2003

Rights

News

Coal India letter gets strong backing

115 civil society groups backed a letter urging the World Bank Board to endorse an action plan for remedial measures on the Coal India project. The local NGO, which brought a successful claim to the Bank's Inspection Panel, has demanded that action be taken to compensate people who have lost their land and livelihoods. The Bank's management took a surprisingly long time to file its response to the Panel report, and as the Panel has no ability to enforce action by the Bank, civil society groups d

1 April 2003

Accountability

News

UK government reply to Baku-Ceyhan memo

Letter from Rt Hon Baroness Symons, UK Minister of State International Trade and Investment in response to NGO memorandum on the Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline.

31 January 2003